Hopi Ear Candling is also known as Thermo Auricular Therapy. Hopi ear candles are hollow tubes made from natural ingredients of organically grown flax, honey extracts, sage, st john’s wort and chamomile.
The treatment is a pleasant, relaxing and non-invasive experience that enhances the state of health to the ear, nose, throat and sinus areas of the body. Not only is the treatment beneficial for the upper respiratory tract but also for the circulatory and lymphatic system, making it a whole body treatment.
Ear candling has been used for thousand of years by many civilisations, Egyptian, Chinese, Aztec, Tibetan, Mayan and American Indian cultures. The practice was brought to the west by the native American Hopi Indians of North Arizona. (Hopi means “peaceful people”).
Once the candle has been lit a process known as convection takes place. Similar to the way a chimney works, impurities are drawn to the surface by circulating airflow. A combination of mild suction and heat circulate vapours within the ear which gently massages the eardrum (tympanic membrane). This helps to alleviate incorrect pressure in the head and especially the sinuses. Facial massage can also increase the effectiveness of ear candling by encouraging the release of toxins from the body and aid relaxation.
Compacted or excessive wax
PET (Patulous Eustachian Tube)
(treatment can aid pressure regulation within the ear
Vertigo and other balance problems
Colds and Flu
Neuralgia and Palsy
Loss of sense of smell
Blocked tear ducts
Flying and diving helps to allieviate air pressure problems
Stress and anxiety due to the relaxing aspects of the treatment.
Treatment involves the client lying on their side on the treatment couch. A pillow is placed under the head. The Ear Candle is lit and placed in the ear canal and help in place by the therapist for approx. 10-15 minutes.Once the candle has burnt down to its limit, it is removed and extinguished and the ear canal is cleared of any matter by the use of ear buds. This process is then repeated on the opposite ear.